by Professor Gene Wengert
Do you have any info on the hot oil method of bending gun stocks?
The hot oil method is used to dry gun stocks, but I have never heard of it being used to bend them also. However, to bend a piece of wood, we need to get it hot and wet. So, if you put a gun stock that is wet in hot oil and dried the stock a bit to get it to about 25% MC, it would bend as easy as steam bending.
Professor Gene Wengert is Extension Specialist in Wood Processing at the Department of Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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